Lien Against Home

What to do if someone puts a lien against my house?

There are several different types of liens that may be recorded against your home. These include, but are not limited to, the following: Tax Lien – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the county where your home is located may place a lien against your property for unpaid income tax or property tax. Mechanic’s Lien…

Dave von Beck quoted in Seattle Times Article: “Bothell homebuilder/council member under fire in dual roles”

In February, frustrated by the lack of progress on making repairs to her home, Manuchehri hired prominent Seattle lawyer Dave von Beck, who specializes in construction-defect litigation. Last year, von Beck successfully sued California-based Shea Homes for failing to adequately waterproof hundreds of homes at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge. He called it “very unusual” to…

Levy – von Beck & Associates has been named Construction Law Firm of the Year – 2016 by Corporate LiveWire Global Awards

The 2016 awards honor firms that have demonstrated excellence in their field.  “This year saw unprecedented number of nominations,” according to Corporate LiveWire, “providing strong competition in every category, and the judging panel had the unenviable task of selecting those firms, teams & individuals most worthy of an award.”  Other notable winners in their respective…

Katie Comstock Selected as a Rising Star for Fourth Consecutive Year

Congratulations to shareholder Katie J. Comstock, who has been named as a 2016 Washington Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers®, a Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA, to the Top Women Attorneys in Washington Rising Stars® list. The Rising Stars® list recognizes lawyers who show tremendous talent and potential in their early years of…

Washington Supremes

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Fines Against Chicago Title Insurance Co. for Violating the State Anti-Inducement Statutes

On August 1, 2013, the Washington State Supreme Court confirmed that Chicago Title Insurance Co. (“Chicago Title”) was liable for the acts of its agent for violating the Washington State anti-inducement statutes.  These statutes limit to $25 the amount that an insurer can spend to purchase prizes, goods, wares, or merchandise in connection with any…

Understanding Ensuing Loss

Understanding the “Ensuing Loss” Clause in your All Risk Insurance Policy

An all risk insurance policy provides coverage for all risks unless the specific risk is excluded. For example, if an all risks homeowner’s policy does not expressly exclude flood coverage, then the house will be covered in the event of flood damage. Some exclusions may include “ensuing loss” clauses. An ensuing loss clause limits the…

Repair Contractor Gear

Don’t Let One Disaster Lead to Another: Tips on Selecting a Building Repair Contractor

Selecting the Contractor 1. Use your resources. Seek referrals from your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, but DON’T STOP THERE.  One good reference is not enough. Search for contractors on the Better Business Bureau website. Search for reputable contractors with the National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Never forget…